387 Short Stories: Day 37: Story 37: The Thing in the Forest by A.S. Byatt

Little Black Book of Stories by A.S. Byatt

Title: The Thing in the Forest
Author: A.S Byatt
Taken from the Collection: Little Black Book of Stories

A.S. Byatt loves a good, dark story to not warm the bones on a winter’s night. She likes the tales to be murky and full of webs and mazes. “The Thing in the Forest” is one such story I read in this series or rather challenge of mine.
It is a chilling tale of how we protect ourselves from the dark and how we just want to remain in the light.

Penny and Primrose meet on a train, in a period of war and how one thing leads to another and they find themselves in a forest. What is most horrifying is that these two are just very young girls and Byatt does not tone down the horror. A read that will chill the bones.

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